Elder Profiles

These are quick introductions to the coaches and stablemasters mentioned in our articles.

Chiganoura-oyakata
千賀ノ浦親方

Former Komusubi Takamisugi

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Chiganoura Stable
Born: March 1, 1961
Debut: March 1976
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: November 1995

Dewanoumi-oyakata
出羽ノ海親方

Former Maegashira Oginohana

Sumo Association Director
Master of Dewanoumi Stable
Born: November 18, 1967
Debut: July 1983
Highest rank: Maegashira 2
Retired: July 1998

Jinmaku-oyakata
陣幕親方

Former Maegashira Fujinoshin

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Hakkaku Stable
Born: November 6, 1960
Debut: March 1976
Highest rank: Maegashira 1
Retired: September 1990

Fujishima-oyakata
藤島親方

Former Ozeki Musoyama

Sumo Association Deputy Director
Master of Fujishima Stable
Born: February 14, 1972
Debut: January 1993
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: November 2004

Hakkaku-oyakata
八角親方

Former Yokozuna Hokutoumi

Sumo Association Chairman
Master of Hakkaku Stable
Born: June 22, 1963
Debut: March 1979
Highest rank: Yokozuna, May 1987
Retired: May 1992

Hanakago-oyakata
花籠親方

Former Sekiwake Daijuyama

Sumo Association Director
Coach at Minezaki Stable
Born: April 8, 1959
Debut: March 1975
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: May 1991

Inagawa-oyakata
稲川親方

Former Komusubi Futeno

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Kise Stable
Born: August 28, 1980
Debut: January 2003
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: May 2011

Irumagawa-oyakata
入間川親方

Former Sekiwake Tochitsukasa

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Irumagawa Stable
Born: April 25, 1958
Debut: March 1981
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: May 1992

Isegahama-oyakata
伊勢ケ浜親方

Former Yokozuna Asahifuji

Sumo Association Director
Master of Isegahama Stable
Born: July 6, 1960
Debut: January 1981
Highest rank: Yokozuna, July 1990
Retired: January 1992

Kabutoyama-oyakata
甲山親方

Former Maegashira Oikari

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Isenoumi Stable
Born: June 16, 1972
Debut: March 1995
Highest rank: Maegashira 11
Retired: November 2004

Kagamiyama-oyakata
鏡山親方

Former Sekiwake Tagaryu

Sumo Association Director
Master of Kagamiyama Stable
Born: February 15, 1958
Debut: March 1974
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: May 1991

Kasugano-oyakata
春日野親方

Former Sekiwake Tochinowaka

Sumo Association Director
Master of Kasugano Stable
Born: May 22, 1962
Debut: March 1985
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: July 1999

Kataonami-oyakata
片男波親方

Former Sekiwake Tamakasuga

Master of Kataonami Stable
Born: January 7, 1972
Debut: January 1994
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: September 2008

Katsunoura-oyakata
勝ノ裏親方

Former Maegashira Kirinishiki

Sumo Association Special Executive
Coach at Kagamiyama Stable
Born: August 31, 1962
Debut: March 1978
Highest rank: Maegashira 2
Retired: November 1995

Kise-oyakata
木瀬親方

Former Maegashira Higonoumi

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Kise Stable
Born: September 23, 1969
Debut: January 1992
Highest rank: Maegashira 1
Retired: November 2002

Kokonoe-oyakata
九重親方

Former Ozeki Chiyotaikai

Master of Kokonoe Stable
Born: April 29, 1976
Debut: November 1992
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: January 2010

Kumegawa-oyakata
粂川親方

Former Komusubi Kotoinazuma

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Sadogatake Stable
Born: April 26, 1962
Debut: March 1978
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: July 1999

Michinoku-oyakata
陸奥親方

Former Ozeki Kirishima

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Michinoku Stable
Born: April 3, 1959
Debut: March 1975
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: March 1996

Minato-oyakata
湊親方

Former Maegashira Minatofuji

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Minato Stable
Born: July 6, 1968
Debut: March 1984
Highest rank: Maegashira 2
Retired: September 2002

Minatogawa-oyakata
湊川親方

Former Komusubi Daitetsu

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Nishonoseki Stable
Born: October 29, 1956
Debut: July 1971
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: September 1990

Minezaki-oyakata
峰崎親方

Former Maegashira Misugiiso

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Minezaki Stable
Born: May 11, 1956
Debut: March 1971
Highest rank: Maegashira 2
Retired: September 1986

Miyagino-oyakata
宮城野親方

Former Maegashira Chikubayama

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Miyagino Stable
Born: August 21, 1957
Debut: March 1973
Highest rank: Maegashira 13
Retired: January 1989

Musashigawa-oyakata
武蔵川親方

Former Yokozuna Musashimaru

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Musashigawa Stable
Born: May 2, 1971
Debut: September 1989
Highest rank: Yokozuna (May 1999)
Retired: November 2003

Nakadachi-oyakata
中立親方

Former Komusubi Oginishiki

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Dewanoumi Stable
Born: July 8, 1971
Debut: March 1987
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: January 2004

Nakagawa-oyakata
中川親方

Former Maegashira Asahisato

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Nakagawa Stable
Born: November 9, 1965
Debut: March 1981
Highest rank: Maegashira 14
Retired: January 1998

Nishikido-oyakata
錦戸親方

Former Sekiwake Mitoizumi

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Nishikido Stable
Born: September 2, 1962
Debut: March 1978
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: September 2000

Nishonoseki-oyakata
二所ノ関親方

Former Ozeki Wakashimazu

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Nishonoseki Stable
Born: January 12, 1957
Debut: March 1975
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: July 1987

Oguruma-oyakata
尾車親方

Former Ozeki Kotokaze

Sumo Association Director
Master of Oguruma Stable
Born: April 26, 1957
Debut: July 1971
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: November 1985

Oitekaze-oyakata
追手風親方

Former Maegashira Daishoyama

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Oitekaze Stable
Born: July 7, 1966
Debut: January 1989
Highest rank: Maegashira 2
Retired: November 1995

Onaruto-oyakata
大鳴戸親方

Former Ozeki Dejima

Coach at Fujishima Stable
Born: March 21, 1974
Debut: March 1996
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: July 2009

Onoe-oyakata
尾上親方

Former Komusubi Hamanoshima

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Onoe Stable
Born: March 21, 1970
Debut: January 1992
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: May 2004

Onomatsu-oyakata
阿武松親方

Former Maegashira Daido

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Onomatsu Stable
Born: August 21, 1982
Debut: March 2005
Highest rank: Maegashira 8
Retired: January 2016

Otake-oyakata
大嶽親方

Former Juryo Dairyu

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Otake Stable
Born: September 30, 1960
Debut: May 1976
Highest rank: Juryo 4
Retired: July 1997

Sadogatake-oyakata
佐渡ヶ嶽親方

Former Sekiwake Kotonowaka

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Sadogatake Stable
Born: May 15, 1968
Debut: May 1984
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: November 2005

Sakaigawa-oyakata
境川親方

Former Komusubi Ryogoku

Sumo Association Director
Master of Sakaigawa Stable
Born: July 30, 1962
Debut: March 1985
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: January 1993

Shibatayama-oyakata
芝田山親方

Former Yokozuna Onokuni

Director of Public Relations
Master of Shibatayama Stable
Born: October 9, 1962
Debut: March 1978
Highest rank: Yokozuna, September 1987
Retired: July 1991

Shikihide-oyakata
式秀親方

Former Maegashira Kitazakura

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Shikihide Stable
Born: December 15, 1971
Debut: March 1987
Highest rank: Maegashira 9
Retired: March 2010

Shikoroyama-oyakata
錣山親方

Former Sekiwake Terao

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Shikoroyama Stable
Born: February 2, 1963
Debut: July 1979
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: September 2002

Tagonoura-oyakata
田子ノ浦親方

Former Maegashira Takanotsuru

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Tagonoura Stable
Born: June 18, 1976
Debut: March 1992
Highest rank: Maegashira 8
Retired: May 2006

Takadagawa-oyakata
高田川親方

Former Sekiwake Akinoshima

Sumo Association Deputy Director
Master of Takadagawa Stable
Born: March 16, 1967
Debut: March 1982
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: May 2003

Takasago-oyakata
高砂親方

Former Ozeki Asashio

Sumo Association Special Executive
Master of Takasago Stable
Born: December 9, 1955
Debut: March 1978
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: March 1989

Takashima-oyakata
高島親方

Former Sekiwake Koboyama

Sumo Association Director
Coach at Miyagino Stable
Born: August 15, 1957
Debut: March 1973
Highest rank: Sekiwake
Retired: November 1990

Tamagaki-oyakata
玉垣親方

Former Komusubi Tomonohana

Coach at Tomozuna Stable
Born: June 23, 1964
Debut: March 1992
Highest rank: Komusubi
Retired: November 2001

Tamanoi-oyakata
玉ノ井親方

Former Ozeki Tochiazuma

Master of Tamanoi Stable
Born: November 9, 1976
Debut: November 1994
Highest rank: Ozeki
Retired: May 2007

Tokitsukaze-oyakata
時津風親方

Former Maegashira Tokitsuumi

Sumo Association Committee Member
Master of Tokitsukaze Stable
Born: November 8, 1973
Debut: March 1996
Highest rank: Maegashira 3
Retired: October 2007

Wakamatsu-oyakata
若松親方

Former Maegashira Asanowaka

Sumo Association Deputy Director
Coach at Takasago Stable
Born: December 11, 1969
Debut: March 1992
Highest rank: Maegashira 1
Retired: May 2005

Yamahibiki-oyakata
山響親方

Former Maegashira Ganyu

Sumo Association Director
Master at Yamahibiki Stable
Born: August 6, 1970
Debut: March 1986
Highest rank: Maegashira 1
Retired: May 2000

Yamawake-oyakata
山分親方

Former Maegashira Buyuzan

Sumo Association Committee Member
Coach at Fujishima Stable
Born: July 29, 1974
Debut: March 1997
Highest rank: Maegashira 1
Retired: November 2007

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